KTM LC4 640 Supermoto (1998 - 2006)

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sirLiam
Reviewed: 23 January 2014

Excellent 'go anywhere bike', lots of power, lots of vibrations all the way through the rev range

Suspension
Power
handling
looks
easy to service
Wing mirrors
pre 2003 clutch bearing
Fantastic bike and providing you look after it, it will last years. The pre 2003 bikes have a crap clutch bearing that is prone to falling to bikes, but its relatively easy to change.
Loads of power even at low revs making very fast round the bends, keeping up with most supersport bikes. Put some decent off road tyres on and you have a very capable off roader!
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
4.0

sirLiam would recommend this product
NAC
Reviewed: 22 January 2014

Best bike for BIG GRIN......

Easy to use, can throw it into corners.
Good response to throttle.
Very good fun.
Sore backside on long journeys, as seat is pretty solid.


“All Car Drivers” in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best
And...

Always look on the “KTM” side of life (whistle)
Always look on the “Orange” side of life (whistle)
If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and “Ride” and sing

When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just get out your “SM and ride” - that's the thing
And...

Always look on the “KTM” side of life... (whistle)
Come on!
Always look on the “Orange” side of life... (whistle)

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a “Wheelie”
Forget about your “Speed” - give the “Car Drivers a grin”
Enjoy it – “it could be your last chance” anyhow

Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the “KTM” side of life
Always look on the “Orange” side of life (whistle)
Always look on the “KTM” side of life (whistle)
Always look on the “Orange” side of life (whistle)
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

NAC would recommend this product
thoppa
Reviewed: 09 October 2012

So good that a thief wanted it.

Great suspension, low weight, huge instant torque. Just add Michelin Pilot 2CT and you get FUN ! Add a decent exhaust, Twin Air filter, re-jet the BST40,and you get FUN + ATTITUDE :-) LOVED IT !
Vibration that blurs your vision, concrete seat, more vibration, tiny tank, yet more vibration, bolts furring up and yes, you guessed it, more vibration. The roughest motor I ever experienced. LOVED IT !
If you can get used to the phenomenal vibration levels, this bike is lotsa fun. I was broken-hearted when my Prestige model got pinched. But you like a smooth engine, you'll hate this monster.
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
4.0

thoppa would recommend this product
Captain Cluster
Reviewed: 01 May 2008

HUGE FUN & KIND TO YOUR LICENCE BUT NOT YOUR BACKSIDE!

The superb handling, braking, power delivery & riding position make this bike an absolute joy on B roads (with the occasional twisty A road thrown in for good measure). Excellent build quality & reliability plus cheap to run & maintain. Handsome bike with lots of quality components bolted to it add to the overall pleasure of ownership.

Vibration means that after an hour or so of riding you need to get off. It could do with another gear; too often I find myself maxed out at 95mph fully cranked over on a sweet A road bend with nothing in reserve.... Yikes!

I have owned a KTM 640 Supermoto for over 6 years now & would perhaps only swap it for a 990 Superduke. This bike really comes into its own on twisty, bumpy & gravelly B roads, or in other words, roads that are are a bit of a nightmare on a sportsbike. Perhaps more importantly you have the most fun on roads that are not infested with speed cameras & tax collectors (aka the Police)!
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
5.0

User 60883
Reviewed: 13 February 2008

BRILLIANT COMMUTER & B ROAD BLASTER

Awesome engine pulls like a train but runs out of puff at about 90mph, good brakes, tall seat gives a good view over cars
Tall seat as I'm 5' 10" but can cope, no dipstick to check oil level, hard seat but a gel seat is available
Lusted after a KTM Duke2 or LC4 Supermoto for ages it looks so good in shop window reflections that I had to update all my riding kit so I didn't let it down. It commutes and scratches with the best of them BUY ONE NOW
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
3.0
Handling:
3.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
4.0

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